Find out about the types of childcare available for different ages of children.
Choosing childcare is an important step for any parent or carer. Finding the "right" option - the one that is right for you, your child and that fits in with your work, study or family life - can be challenging. View our choosing childcare booklet [470Kb] for more information.
Whatever type of childcare arrangement you choose, you need to be confident that your child will be well looked after, happy and safe, in a stimulating environment where they can learn and develop through play.
There are a number of different forms of childcare which can be used by parents and carers depending on their individual needs and circumstances.